Chappaqua Students Parade Recycled Fashions

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Students at Chappaqua's Seven Bridges Middle School recently got to show off their creative and green ideas with a recycled outfit parade through the school. Photo Credit: Courtesy Chappaqua Central School District

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Students at Chappaqua's Seven Bridges Middle School recently got to show off their creative and green ideas.

Seven Bridges fifth-graders in Mrs. Koshel’s art classes were asked to design, draw and explain how they would make an outfit entirely out of recycled materials, school officials said. But designing the outfits wasn't enough for the students, who wanted to take the program one step further. 

"Many students wanted to then make the outfits they had designed, so as a follow-up to the drawing and writing project, Mrs. Koshel asked each student to construct his or her design at home with the help of parents or siblings," school officials said. "This way, the students could use their own recycled materials and their families could see how their child used one resource to make another resource." 

When the outfit drawings were finished, Mrs. Koshel thought, "Why not share this creativity with the rest of the school?" so she recruited Mr. Semel’s home room band students to head a parade leading with their inspiring music. The students then paraded through the school to show off their new outfits. 

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